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Topic: App Store

Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS now available on App Store

07/18/2017, 11:07 pm

Nintendo on Tuesday launched a hotly anticipated companion iOS app for the Switch console, offering owners access to online game services, social media integration, in-game voice chat and more.

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Apple rolls out new developer tools to aid in subscription retention

07/18/2017, 06:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced the launch of server notifications and enhanced receipts for subscriptions, including auto-renewable subscriptions, tools that provide actionable information for retaining paying users.

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Developer customer support teams can now respond to App Store reviews

07/17/2017, 09:07 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new iTunes Connect feature that allows developer customer support teams to respond to submitted App Store reviews.

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Apple no longer accepting VPN-based ad blockers to App Store, report says

07/14/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple is reportedly limiting App Store distribution of VPN/root certificate-based ad blockers capable of blocking adds in other third-party apps, and will instead support only first-party content blockers offered through Safari.

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PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

07/12/2017, 09:07 am

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

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'Sega Forever' free-to-play classic games for iPhone are off to a good start, but aren't perfect

06/27/2017, 10:06 am

Sega has released four classic games into their ad-supported free-to-play Sega Forever initiative, including Kid Chameleon, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, and Comix Zone. AppleInsider gave the retro titles a spin, and found room for improvement.

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Proposed Italian consumer protection law unlikely to have any effect on Apple's iPhone sales

06/23/2017, 01:06 pm

Hyperbolic Italian press reports notwithstanding, a controversial law proposed in Italy granting the users to use open-source software intended to grant rights to users will have little to no effect on Apple, according to AppleInsider sources.

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Apple cleaning hundreds of thousands of titles from App Store in Review Guidelines crackdown

06/21/2017, 08:06 pm

As part of an extensive housecleaning operation, Apple has over the past year removed hundreds of thousands of clones, 32-bit titles, spamware and other software from the App Store ahead of this fall's iOS 11 launch.

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'Sega Forever' brings classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star to iOS free with controller support, iMessage stickers

06/21/2017, 10:06 am

Publisher Sega is reviving its console glory days with free, ad-supported re-releases of some of its most popular and iconic titles on Apple's iOS, complete with online leaderboards and wireless Made for iPhone controller support.

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E3 2017: Supercell reveals 'Brawl Stars,' a team-based top-down shooter for Apple's iOS

06/14/2017, 02:06 pm

"Clash of Clans" and "Clash Royale" developer Supercell has revealed "Brawl Stars," an upcoming iOS multiplayer game that pits two teams of three players against each other in a top-down shooter, eliminating opponents and completing objectives in order to win the game.

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E3 2017: 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends' card game for iPad to expand, iPhone version arrives this summer

06/14/2017, 09:06 am

Bethesda this week announced an expansion -- with over 150 new cards -- for its iPad digital card game, "The Elder Scrolls: Legends," as well as an iPhone version of the game coming in July.

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E3 2017: Minecraft will allow iOS gamers to play with Windows 10, Android users

06/13/2017, 12:06 pm

Mojang will be releasing an update to its popular building and exploration game Minecraft this summer that will introduce increased cross-platform play, allowing owners of the iOS version to play with Windows, Android, VR, and console versions, as well as a number of other changes to the popular title.

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E3 2017: Ubisoft's 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' will bring free-to-play PvP to Apple's iOS

06/13/2017, 11:06 am

The wacky world of South Park is coming to the iPhone later this year with "Phone Destroyer," a free-to-play title where characters from the hit long running TV show square off against each other in a neighborhood showdown.

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E3 2017: Anticipated sequel 'Alto's Odyssey' arrives on Apple's iOS this summer

06/13/2017, 11:06 am

The follow-up to popular iPhone game "Alto's Adventure" was showcased this week at E3, as the finishing touches are put on endless runner "Alto's Odyssey" ahead of its launch on iOS this summer.

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Apple changes App Store rules to allow tips via in-app purchases, block custom review prompts

06/09/2017, 06:06 pm

Addressing a recent controversy, Apple this week updated App Store rules to allow tipping functions -- albeit with the company's usual 30 percent take from in-app transactions. Review pop-ups, meanwhile, must now make use of an official Apple API.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque design

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

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Apple 'Files' app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC

06/05/2017, 03:06 am

A placeholder listing for an as-yet-unannounced app called "Files" was spotted on the iOS App Store just hours ahead of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting Apple plans to grant users direct file management access in iOS 11.

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AppleInsider's official iOS app redesigned from the ground up with support for 3D Touch, podcasts, videos & more

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

The official AppleInsider app for iPhone and iPad has reached a milestone version 3.0 release, packing in new features such as 3D Touch support, split view and slide over, easy access to our growing video library, and access to the popular AI podcast. And, it's all available for free with ad support, or ad-free with an optional subscription plan priced at just 83 cents per month.

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